cookery & art

cooking as performance art

Nowhere Kitchen is a cooking and performance project researched and developed by Pepe Dayaw and friends. It is based on the philosophies of leftovers or the improvised game of making something happen with what is there. Through the creative use of leftovers, a contemporary theatre based on cooking animates any specific local situation, giving it a global twist. It is inspired by vocabularies of experience of migrant bodies and their embodied knowledge of intuitive fusion and survival.

background & context

In 2012, Pepe Dayaw began a performance series in Madrid where he made leftover dinners in private houses. Since then, this practice has traveled to four continents and evolved into a fluid form of social theatre; and an creative way of hospitality and service that can migrate and collaborate with different places, stages and contexts.

See the Nowhere Kitchen travelogue.